FDBK Ep. 074 – Just Call Him Donte, Not DJ Dontizl

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Donte knew he was wanted to be a DJ ever since he used to play with his dad’s record player. We talk about: His first gigs at Latitude 30 and his DJ name, Playing for Kappa Alpha Psi and on campus, Getting into the Austin DJ scene and playing downtown, Building a crowd to be able…

FDBK Ep. 072 – DJ 5-Oh, From Cop to DJ

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DJ 5-Oh went from being a cop to DJing. We talk about: Who/what inspired him to go from police officer to DJ, His first gigs at Weirdo’s How he’s gotten gigs because he’s a cop, His gigs at Lux and Spinners, Being a video DJ, His song request policy (especially “Trap Queen“) and his pet-peeves, Introducing…

FDBK Ep. 071 – Catching Up with DJ Mel Pt. 2

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Part 2 of our conversation with DJ Mel as we go over current events and DJ life. Listen to Part 1 right here: The closure of the Austin Music Hall, The fate of the Frank Erwin Center, Whether he should get more regular gigs and fear of not being on the radar, His mixtapes, Krunk-eoke,…

FDBK Ep. 060 – The Ladies of D.A.M.E. Take You On A Journey

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DJ Mahealani, DJ Shani and Queen Deelah are D.A.M.E. or Down Ass Mamas Elevatin’. We talk about: Their background and upbringing around music from Texas/Maui, Chicago, and Oakland, Their move to Austin and how D.A.M.E. was formed, Collecting records and how they consume music, How they take their audience through a musical journey at their parties,…

FDBK Ep. 054 – Shots Fired with DJ Kid Slyce and DJ BeatsMode

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It’s the return of our first guest ever, DJ Kid Slyce, and he brought DJ BeatsMode with him. We talk about: How they got into Hip Hop, What made them become DJs and how they got their names, First gigs, Song request pet-peeves and stories, Crowd’s relationship with the DJ, Top 5 DJs in Austin Quotes…

FDBK Ep. 051 – A DJ’s Ups and Downs with Go Go Garcia and Bird Peterson

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DJ Go Go Garcia and DJ Bird Peterson grew together and have now become seasoned DJs beyond Austin. We talk about: Growing up in Houston, Their move to Austin, The relationship between DJs and bar staff, Bird Peterson’s Holiday Spectacular, We take calls from the audience Quotes of the show: “Y’all are the ones that…

FDBK Ep. 045 – DJ Ash and DJ Mighty Mike Live That SoFu Lifestyle

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DJ Ash and DJ Mighty Mike, 1/2 of Sophisticated Funk, have been DJing for years in Austin. We talk about: How they got started, their move to Austin, and the local scene back then Their style, crowd vs personal taste Song request policy Sophisticated Funk alongside DJ Edgar J and DJ Dick Nickson The local DJ…